This holiday season, Microsoft has decided to give away a gift that benefits both its customers and developers. Through December 28, anyone who buys a Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 PC or tablet will receive a $25 gift card for the Windows store (while supplies last). The credit can also be used in the Windows Phone store or to buy Xbox games.
For developers, the promotion could mean more users willing to give their apps a try. Microsoft likely hopes it will also spur more developers to build apps for the Windows Store.
The promotion will run in the U.S. and select other markets.